The OPPO smartwatch is rumored to be in development with a technology to measure electrocardiogram (ECG). The smartwatch is said to have been offered ECG monitoring similar to the Apple Watch. At its “Eno Day 2019” conference in Shenzhen last month, Oppo announced plans to launch 5G customer providing equipment (CPE), along with smart wireless headphones, in the first quarter of this year. Oppo Vice President Brian Shen also took a dig at Xiaomi’s Mi Watch for its design last year, which is similar to the Apple Watch model.
A Chinese tipster has shared on Weibo that the Oppo smartwatch will come with the ability to measure EGC. Tipster has also mentioned that the smartwatch will come with a square design.
Oppo will certainly not be the first company to bring an ECG-measuring smartwatch. We have various smartwatches entering the market last year with similar functionality. The trend began with the Apple Watch Series 4, which features ECG measuring, active in markets including India last year. The Apple Watch Series 5, Amazfit Verge 2, and Samsung Galaxy Active 2 are also three popular smartwatch models with ECG support.
That being said, OPPO through its ECG smartwatch can expand the market and make ECG measurement accessible to new customers.
Oppo’s vice-chairman Shane suggested its smartwatch development last year and highlighted the benefits of opting for a rectangular dial over a circular dial. He had said that a rectangular dial offered a better room to view the contents on a circular dial.
The tipster does not divulge any details around the launch of the Oppo smartwatch. However, at its Eno Day 2019 conference last month, the Chinese company announced that the Oppo smartwatch will be launched sometime in the first quarter of this year. We can speculate that some details will be announced around the new smartwatch model at MWC 2020 next month.